It looks like it will be chilly and wet for the thousands of pilgrims making their way to Knock shrine in the early hours of Sunday morning for the visit of Pope Francis, that according to Met Eireann forecaster Joan Blackburn.

She says heavy rain will come in from the Atlantic over night on Saturday and it is likely to be persistent throughout Sunday morning in the west.

It will also be quite cold.

Rain gear and warm clothes look like the appropriate gear for anyone travelling to Knock for the visit of Pope Francis.


The Parish Priest of Knock Fr Richard Gibbons  says he’s confident that the weather won't dampen the spirit of the 45,000 people who have tickets for the Pope’s visit to Knock Shrine this Sunday morning.

He is assuring those in attendance that there is adequate car parking space within a reasonable distance of the shrine, and he is encouraging anyone with a ticket and not intending to travel to pass on the ticket to someone else.

The tickets are completely transferable.


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